Our new exhibit is open now! We invite everyone to visit to see how electricity moved into rural areas of Marathon County in the 1930s and '40s, and how life changed when it did.
The first Vintage Game Night was a hit, so we decided to host more!
If you listen to Wisconsin Public Radio, you might have heard Ben Clark in late March. WPR used part of Ben’s interview during their Wisconsin Life segment. He told about Employers Mutual Insurance and the role that company played in workplace safety, including the use of an audiometer to test hearing in places where workers were exposed to loud noise.
Listen again here
We had to add weekend tours to accommodate visitors to our second annual Houses in Bloom event March 7 to 12.
EXTENDED! Our quilt exhibit will be on view through August 2017 at the Woodson History Center, 410 McIndoe St., Wausau. “Pieces of the Past: Quilts Tell a Story” tells the local stories behind more than a dozen antique quilts from our Collections. Click Here For The Exhibit Home Page.
A silver fox fur produced in the 1930s by the Fromm brothers of Hamburg in western Marathon County is now included in Wisconsin 101, the online museum of state history.
Curators Linda Forbess and Kathy Volkmann have been busy lining up speakers for the 2017 History Speaks series. Here's the full list for the year:
Archivist Ben Clark compiled the history of the Employers Mutual Audiometer, and the “exhibit” is now live at the Wisconsin 101 website.
Peter Weinschenk at the Record Review attended Rick Lohr's "History Speaks - On the Road - Cuba and Change" talk in Edgar in October, and wrote this interesting piece.
Our first coloring book, "Coloring Time: Scenes from Marathon County," has just arrived from the printer.
The coloring book is a unique collection of black and white drawings by fifteen local artists featuring various scenes throughout Marathon County.
Visit our online gift shop to buy your copy today.